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Precious Bane

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Publisher: Good Press
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"Precious Bane" by Mary Webb. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Precious Bane

Precious Bane [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1477303022
Author: Paul S. Sherwin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Precious Bane by Paul S. Sherwin Book Resume:

During his brief and sorrowful career William Collins wrote a handful of enduring poems, the most powerful and innovative verse of the Age of Sensibility. This study traces Collins' struggle to assimilate or transcend rather than to be overwhelmed by the influence of his Sublime precursor Milton. Collins' achievement is remarkably diverse, his restless experimentation a manifestation of the quest for imaginative autonomy which is the dominant impulse of all his writing. Authoritatively and eloquently, Sherwin interprets Collins' major works including the "Ode to Evening," the poem in which Milton's presence is most enriching, the "Ode on the Poetical Character," "The Passions," "Popular Superstitions Ode," and the "Ode to Fear," Collins' most haunting and painfully burdened poem. Although Harold Bloom and other prominent theorists of literary influence have recognized that Milton is the chief "daemonic" precursor of the Sensibility poets and the Romantics, Precious Bane represents the first extensive analysis of Milton's power both to daunt and emancipate an aspirant to the Sublime tradition. Bloom writes: "Paul Sherwin's Precious Bane is at once the definitive study of the poetry of William Collins and also the best informed, most critically acute book yet written upon the Miltonic influence on subsequent poetry. Sherwin's deep learning and original insights illuminate Milton and Keats quite as much as they do Collins and the other tragic poets of Sensibility. "Readers who seek rich speculation and advanced knowledge on such associated critical and historical problems as Romanticism, the Sublime mode, the agonies of poetic incarnation, and the relation of psychoanalysis to literature, will find abundant recompense in Sherwin's pages. No one in the future will teach, read or write about Collins, or the burdens of Miltonic influence, without starting from Sherwin's achievement."

Gone to Earth

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Author: Mary Gladys Meredith Webb
Publisher: e-artnow
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Gone to Earth by Mary Gladys Meredith Webb Book Resume:

Hazel Woodus is a innocent gypsy girl living in the woods in the company of the wounded animals in her rural surroundings. Unfortunately for Hazel, she is not blessed with the presence in her life of a partner who can share both the physical and spiritual aspects of life with her. Her innocent exuberance catches the eye of the kindly minister, Edward Marston, and the cruel squire, Jack Reddin. She eventually marries Edward, but their love remains unconsummated as Edward feels he must preserve her innocence and suppress his own desires. But Hazel has desires of her own which she doesn't understand, and she starts finding herself drawn to Reddin's power and virility.

Women and Gothic

Women and Gothic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443857939
Author: Maria Purves
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Women and Gothic by Maria Purves Book Resume:

This small collection of essays explores women’s relationship with the gothic: a relationship which has, since its eighteenth-century beginnings, always been complex. These essays demonstrate some of the scope and diversity of that relationship, and much of its intensity: the ingenuity and genius employed, the anguish experienced and the risks taken, in its evolution. Genuinely representative of gothic’s flexibility and presence in everything from novels to architecture, from surrealist art to hypertext fiction, this volume brings new primary sources and topics to the reader’s attention, and will be of interest to anyone who wants to expand and challenge their understanding of how and why women engage with the gothic.


Dragonsbane [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453216863
Author: Barbara Hambly
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly Book Resume:

An idealistic young prince convinces an aging warrior and a struggling witch to help him kill the dragon that is terrorizing his kingdom As a vicious dragon stalks the Southlands, Crown Prince Gareth ventures to the forbidding North in search of the only man who can kill it. He is Lord Aversin, the Dragonsbane, whose dragon-slaying days have won him renown across the land. But when Gareth finds Lord Aversin, he discovers the mighty hero is squat and bespectacled, the ruler of a mud-village who admits that he killed the dragon not with a lance, but with ignoble poison. Still, he’ll have to do. Gareth and Aversin set off in company with Jenny Waynest, a witch with great ambitions but disappointingly puny powers—a ragtag crew destined to become legendary, or die in the attempt. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9042022353
Author: Andrew D. Radford
Publisher: Rodopi
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The Lost Girls by Andrew D. Radford Book Resume:

The Lost Girls analyses a number of British writers between 1850 and 1930 for whom the myth of Demeter's loss and eventual recovery of her cherished daughter Kore-Persephone, swept off in violent and catastrophic captivity by Dis, God of the Dead, had both huge personal and aesthetic significance. This book, in addition to scrutinising canonical and less well-known texts by male authors such as Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, also focuses on unjustly neglected women writers – Mary Webb and Mary Butts – who utilised occult tropes to relocate themselves culturally, and especially in Butts's case to recover and restore a forgotten legacy, the myth of matriarchal origins. These novelists are placed in relation not only to one another but also to Victorian archaeologists and especially to Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), one of the first women to distinguish herself in the history of British Classical scholarship and whose anthropological approach to the study of early Greek art and religion both influenced – and became transformed by – the literature. Rather than offering a teleological argument that moves lock-step through the decades,The Lost Girls proposes chapters that detail specific engagements with Demeter-Persephone through which to register distinct literary-cultural shifts in uses of the myth and new insights into the work of particular writers.

John Milton is Dead

John Milton is Dead [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Enid Keil Sichel
Publisher: Levellers Press
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Rule of Two: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

Rule of Two: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307795861
Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Publisher: Del Rey
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Rule of Two: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane) by Drew Karpyshyn Book Resume:

In this essential Star Wars Legends novel, the second in the Darth Bane trilogy, the fearsome Sith lord takes on a deadly new apprentice. Darth Bane’s twisted genius made him a natural leader among the Sith–until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order . . . and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it. Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action and thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy.

Stream System

Stream System [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374717281
Author: Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Stream System by Gerald Murnane Book Resume:

Stories from a mind-bending Australian master, “a genius on the level of Beckett” (Teju Cole) Never before available to readers in this hemisphere, these stories—originally published from 1985 to 2012—offer an irresistible compendium of the work of one of contemporary fiction’s greatest magicians. While the Australian master Gerald Murnane’s reputation rests largely on his longer works of fiction, his short stories stand among the most brilliant and idiosyncratic uses of the form since Borges, Beckett, and Nabokov. Brutal, comic, obscene, and crystalline, Stream System runs from the haunting “Land Deal,” which imagines the colonization of Australia and the ultimate vengeance of its indigenous people as a series of nested dreams; to “Finger Web,” which tells a quietly terrifying, fractal tale of the scars of war and the roots of misogyny; to “The Interior of Gaaldine,” which finds its anxious protagonist stranded beyond the limits of fiction itself. No one else writes like Murnane, and there are few other authors alive still capable of changing how—and why—we read.

Vermeers Hat

Vermeers Hat [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143191004
Author: Timothy Brook
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Vermeers Hat by Timothy Brook Book Resume:

In one painting, a military officer in a Dutch sitting room flirts with a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer’s paintings haunt us with their beauty and mystery—what stories lay behind these stunningly rendered moments? As Timothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually offer a remarkable view of a rapidly expanding world. The dashing officer’s hat is of beaver fur from Canada, while the pieces of silver, mined in Peru, might be used to purchase the Chinese porcelain seen in other Vermeer paintings. Moving outward from Vermeer’s studio, Brook traces the web of trade that was spreading across the globe in the seventeenth century. The wharves of Holland, wrote a French visitor, were “an inventory of the possible.” Vermeer’s Hat shows just how rich this inventory was, and how the urge to acquire such things was refashioning the world more powerfully than we have yet understood.

Black Light

Black Light [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453278974
Author: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Black Light by Elizabeth Hand Book Resume:

A decadent tale of ancient darkness that “does for upstate New York what Stephen King has done for rural Maine,” from the author of Waking the Moon (Publishers Weekly). Lit Moylan lives what she thinks is an ordinary life. Sure, her town has a few eccentric theater types, but that’s all. That is until her Warholian godfather, Axel Kern, moves into the big house on the hill. He throws infamously depraved parties, full of drinks, drugs, and sex. But they also have a much more sinister purpose. At one of these parties, Lit touches a statue, and learns she has much more of a role to play in this world than she ever thought possible. Ornate and decadent, Black Light visits an irresistible world of ancient gods and secret societies as enthralling as it is dangerous. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

War or Peace

War or Peace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199095310
Author: Deepak Lal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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War or Peace by Deepak Lal Book Resume:

Today’s international climate is one of disorder. A League of Dictators (China, Russia, Iran) is threatening the superpower status of the United States of America, and the liberal international order it has underwritten. A piecemeal Third World War seems to have begun. Eminent economist Deepak Lal argues that the global financial crisis was the proximate cause for a revanchist China and Russia believing that the liberal economic order promoted by the US was on its deathbed, and their illiberal systems were the future. But Lal argues that reports of the economic woes of the US are greatly exaggerated—as are those of China’s prospects and Russia’s power. With a new regime, and the US’ continuing overwhelming economic and military strength, it can maintain its global hegemony by challenging the League of Dictators. India is increasingly a partner in this effort to maintain a liberal global order, by helping contain China’s burgeoning influence.

The Film Director's Wife

The Film Director's Wife [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1911320866
Author: Mo Endfield
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
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The Film Director's Wife by Mo Endfield Book Resume:

Not everyone is catapulted from an isolated Yorkshire childhood into five years education at Roedean, followed by a career as a catwalk model including Dior in London and Paris, but Mo Endfield was. Her career as a model coincided with the arrival of an avalanche of Hollywood black-listed writers and directors fleeing from the McCarthy witch-hunt, all desperate to avoid the House Un-American Activities Committee – including Sam Wanamaker, Jack Berry, Joseph Losey, Carl Foreman and Cy Endfield. After a summer dalliance in the South of France with movie mogul Sam Spiegel – (then producing On The Waterfront), she allowed Cy Endfield to charm his way permanently into her life. All was not love and laughter, however; Mo’s parents refused to attend their wedding at Caxton Hall, pronouncing Cy as ‘too old, divorced, Jewish and a Communist’, but Mo and Cy we were a partnership for 40 happy years.In her tell-all autobiography she speaks of her life, how they met and their life together, a story that features many celebrities – including Terence Stamp, Jean Shrimpton, and Michael Caine after the film success of ZULU (which was filmed in England, after Cy was blacklisted in the US).

The Woman's Historical Novel

The Woman's Historical Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230505945
Author: D. Wallace
Publisher: Springer
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The Woman's Historical Novel by D. Wallace Book Resume:

The historical novel has been one of the most important forms of women's reading and writing in the twentieth century, yet it has been consistently under-rated and critically neglected. In the first major study of British women writers' use of the genre, Diana Wallace tracks its development across the century. She combines a comprehensive survey with detailed readings of key writers, including Naomi Mitchison, Georgette Heyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Margaret Irwin, Jean Plaidy, Mary Renault, Philippa Gregory and Pat Barker.

When I Was Otherwise

When I Was Otherwise [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497693659
Author: Stephen Benatar
Publisher: Open Road Media
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When I Was Otherwise by Stephen Benatar Book Resume:

Two women looking back over fifty years: one full of regret, the other not admitting to mistakes and continuing to be fiercely positive. Which approach, in the end, is likely to prove more satisfying—both for Daisy herself and for those who live around her?

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191510769
Author: Célestin Monga,Justin Yifu Lin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics by Célestin Monga,Justin Yifu Lin Book Resume:

For a long time, economic research on Africa was not seen as a profitable venture intellectually or professionally-few researchers in top-ranked institutions around the world chose to become experts in the field. This was understandable: the reputation of Africa-centered economic research was not enhanced by the well-known limitations of economic data across the continent. Moreover, development economics itself was not always fashionable, and the broader discipline of economics has had its ups and downs, and has been undergoing a major identity crisis because it failed to predict the Great Recession. Times have changed: many leading researchers-including a few Nobel laureates-have taken the subject of Africa and economics seriously enough to devote their expertise and creativity to it. They have been amply rewarded: the richness, complexities, and subtleties of African societies, civilizations, rationalities, and ways of living, have helped renew the humanities and the social sciences-and economics in particular-to the point that the continent has become the next major intellectual frontier to researchers from around the world. In collecting some of the most authoritative statements about the science of economics and its concepts in the African context, this lhandbook (the first of two volumes) opens up the diverse acuity of commentary on exciting topics, and in the process challenges and stimulates the quest for knowledge. Wide-ranging in its scope, themes, language, and approaches, this volume explores, examines, and assesses economic thinking on Africa, and Africa's contribution to the discipline. The editors bring a set of powerful resources to this endeavor, most notably a team of internationally-renowned economists whose diverse viewpoints are complemented by the perspectives of philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists.

Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe

Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135616779
Author: Katharina M. Wilson,Paul Schlueter,June Schlueter
Publisher: Routledge
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Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe by Katharina M. Wilson,Paul Schlueter,June Schlueter Book Resume:

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Huntingtower [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John Buchan
Publisher: Good Press
File Size: 1593 KB
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Huntingtower by John Buchan Book Resume:

"Huntingtower" by John Buchan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 160384225X
Author: John Milton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
File Size: 1880 KB
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Paradise Lost by John Milton Book Resume:

Paradise Lost remains as challenging and relevant today as it was in the turbulent intellectual and political environment in which it was written. This edition aims to bring the poem as fully alive to a modern reader as it would have been to Milton's contemporaries. It provides a newly edited text of the 1674 edition of the poem--the last of Milton's lifetime--with carefully modernized spelling and punctuation. Marginal glosses define unfamiliar words, and extensive annotations at the foot of the page clarify Milton's syntax and poetics, and explore the range of literary, biblical, and political allusions that point to his major concerns. David Kastan's lively Introduction considers the central interpretative issues raised by the poem, demonstrating how thoroughly it engaged the most vital--and contested--issues of Milton's time, and which reveal themselves as no less vital, and perhaps no less contested, today. The edition also includes an essay on the text, a chronology of major events in Milton's life, and a selected bibliography, as well as the first known biography of Milton, written by Edward Phillips in 1694.

Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles

Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300255810
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles by Harold Bloom Book Resume:

“The great poems, plays, novels, stories teach us how to go on living. . . . Your own mistakes, accidents, failures at otherness beat you down. Rise up at dawn and read something that matters as soon as you can.” (p. 13)The last book written by the most famous literary critic of his generation, on the sustaining power of poetry This dazzling celebration of the power of poetry to sublimate death—completed weeks before Harold Bloom died—shows how literature renews life amid what Milton called “a universe of death.” Bloom reads as a way of taking arms against the sea of life’s troubles, taking readers on a grand tour of the poetic voices that have haunted him through a lifetime of reading. “High literature,” he writes, “is a saving lie against time, loss of individuality, premature death.” In passages of breathtaking intimacy, we see him awake late at night, reciting lines from Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Montaigne, Blake, Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Jay Wright, and many others. He feels himself “edged by nothingness,” uncomprehending, but still sustained by reading. Generous and clear-eyed, this is among Harold Bloom’s most ambitious and most moving books.

Miniature Pinscher - UK Registered Miniature Pinschers 1938 - 1963

Miniature Pinscher - UK Registered Miniature Pinschers 1938 - 1963 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0953540367
Author: Sue Edmondson
Publisher: Mayfields
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Miniature Pinscher - UK Registered Miniature Pinschers 1938 - 1963 by Sue Edmondson Book Resume:

This books contains the pedigree name, date of birth, sire and dams pedigree name of every Miniature Pinschers registered with the UK Kennel Club from 1938 to 1963, making this book a valuable research tool for any Miniature Pinscher breeder.

Precious Little Sleep

Precious Little Sleep [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0997580836
Author: Alexis Dubief
Publisher: Lomhara Press
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Precious Little Sleep by Alexis Dubief Book Resume:

Aren’t babies precious? So is sleep. Your baby is capable of sleeping through the night and this book will show you how. A whip smart and entertaining guide that focuses on WHY babies sleep the way they do, this book arms you with evidence-based and flexible tools that work for every unique situation so that you can teach your baby how to sleep well. This book will help you tackle the thorniest sleep snags, including: > Navigating the tricky newborn phase like a pro > Getting your child to truly sleep through the night > Weaning off the all-night buffet > Mastering the precarious tango that is healthy napping > Solving toddler and preschooler sleep struggles Sleep expert Alexis Dubief, of the wildly popular website, podcast, and group Precious Little Sleep, imparts effective, accessible, and flexible strategies based on years of research that will dramatically improve your child’s sleep. You’ll love the practical solutions and the way she presents them. And it works! Buy it now.

Windmaster's Bane

Windmaster's Bane [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1611876850
Author: Tom Deitz
Publisher: Untreed Reads
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Windmaster's Bane by Tom Deitz Book Resume:

RIDDLE, RING, AND QUEST In Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, tales are told of strange lights, of mysterious roads…of wondrous folk from enchanted realms. All these are hidden from mortal men, and those who have the gift to look on them are both blessed and doomed… THE WINDMASTER Young David Sullivan never dreamed that the myths of marvels and magic he loved were real. But in his blood was the gift of Second Sight. And near his family’s rural farm lay an invisible track between worlds…where he would soon become a pawn in the power game of the Windmaster, an evil usurper among those the Celts called the Sidhe. David’s only protection would be a riddle’s answer and an enchanted ring…as he began his odyssey of danger into things unknowing and unknown… “A SPECIAL MAGIC…A DELIGHT FROM START TO FINISH.” —Sharon Webb “WINDMASTER’S BANE has heart, an easy humor, and the simple wisdom of compassion.” —Michael Bishop

Out of Aces? Fifty Steps to Financial Acuity

Out of Aces? Fifty Steps to Financial Acuity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1503500837
Author: Virendra Nath
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Out of Aces? Fifty Steps to Financial Acuity by Virendra Nath Book Resume:

This book is to enlighten readers about investments, various institutions in modern finance, important financial instruments, and money itself. It tells how money has come about and how it is invested and about every factor associated with investments that influence all of us for good or ill. To readers who are curious about the mechanics of this financial world and mystified about inner workings of certain arcane financial transactions, a desire particularly sharpened by the recession, this book promises a good handle to demystify the whole alchemy.

Augustan Studies

Augustan Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472508556
Author: Geoffrey Tillotson
Publisher: A&C Black
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Augustan Studies by Geoffrey Tillotson Book Resume:

It is still true that most readers of eighteenth-century poetry approach it by way of nineteenth-century poetry; they know what Wordsworth said about Pope before they read Pope. This means that when they read Pope and other eighteenth-century poets, they apply the wrong criteria. An eighteenth-century poet did not have to create the taste by which he was enjoyed to the same extent as a nineteenth-century poet was conscious of having to. The kinds were ready waiting for him, and, if the rules of poetic diction for the kinds of which he elected to write were properly complied with, the products were recognisable: epic, tragedy in verse, Pindaric, elegy, heroic and familiar epistle, pastoral, georgic, occasional verse, translation and imitation. This book, a collection of essays by Dr Tillotson, examines these types of eighteenth-century poetry with particular focus on poetic diction, as well as discussing works such as Pope's letters and Johnson's dictionary.

Pagan Portals - Nature Mystics

Pagan Portals - Nature Mystics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178279798X
Author: Rebecca Beattie
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
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Pagan Portals - Nature Mystics by Rebecca Beattie Book Resume:

Pagan Portals – Nature Mystics traces the lives and work of ten writers who contributed to the cultural environment that allowed Modern Paganism to develop and flourish throughout the twentieth century. John Keats, Mary Webb, Thomas Hardy, Sylvia Townsend Warner, D.H. Lawrence, Elizabeth von Arnim, W.B. Yeats, Mary Butts, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit.

The Golden Arrow

The Golden Arrow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mary Webb
Publisher: Good Press
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The Golden Arrow by Mary Webb Book Resume:

"The Golden Arrow" by Mary Webb. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Responding to Creative Writing

Responding to Creative Writing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1527560112
Author: Graeme Harper
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
File Size: 474 KB
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Responding to Creative Writing by Graeme Harper Book Resume:

Creative writing is a responsive human activity. We use it to respond to the world, to our feelings, to ideas, to observations, to other people, to historical and cultural events, and to the wonders created in our imaginations. This book shows how we go about doing this responding. Contributors discuss practice-led research in creative writing. They look at the ways a writer can use language or employ genre and consider how we each define themes and subjects and use writing techniques to explore to these themes and subjects. In examining creative writing teaching, the contributions gathered here suggest that teaching can be more responsive, more engaged with student interests, and more successful. This book shows that exploring creative writing, through a variety of means, can produce inventive, energetic results that can improve our own creative writing, as well as substantially contribute to our critical understanding of creative writing.

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actress

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actress [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317320956
Author: Helen Grime
Publisher: Routledge
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Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Twentieth-Century Actress by Helen Grime Book Resume:

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is a paradox; a famous actress whose career spanned most of the twentieth century she is now largely forgotten. Drawing on material held in Ffrangcon-Davies's personal archive, Grime argues that the representation of the actress, on and off the stage, can be read in terms of its constructions of normative female behaviours.

How to be Well Read

How to be Well Read [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409039153
Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Random House
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How to be Well Read by John Sutherland Book Resume:

As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it’s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable and, on occasion, most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written – the perfect reading list for the would-be literary expert. His taste is impressively eclectic. An appreciation of Apuleius’s The Golden Ass – arguably the first-ever novel – is followed by a consideration of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger. The Handmaid’s Tale is followed by Hangover Square, Jane Eyre by Jaws. There are imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from dystopian works to romance. The flavour of each is brilliantly evoked and its relative merits or demerits assessed. At the same time, John Sutherland shows how the work fits into a broader context – whether that of the author’s life or of other books from the same genre or period. And he offers endless snippets of intriguing information: did you know, for example, that the Nazis banned Bambi or that William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying on an upturned wheelbarrow; that Voltaire completed Candide in three days, or that Anna Sewell was paid £20 for Black Beauty? Encyclopedic and entertaining by turns, this is a wonderful dip-in book, whose opinions will inform and on occasion, no doubt, infuriate. It is also effectively a history of the novel in 500 or so bite-sized pieces.

The Complete Poems and Major Prose

The Complete Poems and Major Prose [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1624665853
Author: John Milton
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
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The Complete Poems and Major Prose by John Milton Book Resume:

First published by Odyssey Press in 1957, this classic edition provides Milton's poetry and major prose works, richly annotated, in a sturdy and affordable clothbound volume.

Augustan Poetic Diction

Augustan Poetic Diction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147250691X
Author: Geoffrey Tillotson
Publisher: A&C Black
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Augustan Poetic Diction by Geoffrey Tillotson Book Resume:

This volume makes conveniently available to students and others the group of chapters in Professor Geoffrey Tillotson's Augustan Studies in which he deals with the poetic theory and practice of the Augustan age as a whole, rather than with particular works. Augustan poetry as defined by Professor Tillotson is the 'poetry written by most poets from Elizabethan times into the nineteenth century' and though this may appear at first sight an inconveniently wide definition it enables the author to show that the great eighteenth-century masters who are his chief concern here are in the main course of English poetry.

Ecology and the Literature of the British Left

Ecology and the Literature of the British Left [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317146328
Author: H. Gustav Klaus,Valentine Cunningham
Publisher: Routledge
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Ecology and the Literature of the British Left by H. Gustav Klaus,Valentine Cunningham Book Resume:

Premised on the belief that a social and an ecological agenda are compatible, this collection offers readings in the ecology of left and radical writing from the Romantic period to the present. While early ecocriticism tended to elide the bitter divisions within and between societies, recent practitioners of ecofeminism, environmental justice, and social ecology have argued that the social, the economic and the environmental have to be seen as part of the same process. Taking up this challenge, the contributors trace the origins of an environmental sensibility and of the modern left to their roots in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, charting the ways in which the literary imagination responds to the political, industrial and agrarian revolutions. Topics include Samuel Taylor Coleridge's credentials as a green writer, the interaction between John Ruskin's religious and political ideas and his changing view of nature, William Morris and the Garden City movement, H. G. Wells and the Fabians, the devastated landscapes in the poetry and fiction of the First World War, and the leftist pastoral poetry of the 1930s. In historicizing and connecting environmentally sensitive literature with socialist thought, these essays explore the interactive vision of nature and society in the work of writers ranging from William Wordsworth and John Clare to John Berger and John Burnside.

Author In Progress

Author In Progress [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440346739
Author: Therese Walsh,Writer Unboxed
Publisher: Penguin
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Author In Progress by Therese Walsh,Writer Unboxed Book Resume:

Empower Your Writing Through Craft and Community! Writing can be a lonely profession plagued by blind stumbles, writer's block, and despair--but it doesn't have to be. Written by members of the popular Writer Unboxed website, Author in Progress is filled with practical, candid essays to help you reach the next rung on the publishing ladder. By tracking your creative journey from first draft to completion and beyond, you can improve your craft, find your community, and overcome the mental barriers that stand in the way of success. Author in Progress is the perfect no-nonsense guide for excelling at every step of the novel-writing process, from setting goals, researching, and drafting to giving and receiving critiques, polishing prose, and seeking publication. You'll love Author in Progress if... • You're an aspiring novelist working on your first book. • You're an experienced veteran looking for ways to enhance your career and connect with your writing community. • You've finished your first draft and want to know the next steps. • You're seeking clear, effective advice about publication-from professionals who are "down in the trenches" every day. What's Inside Author in Progress features: • More than 50 essays from best-selling authors, editors, and industry leaders on a variety of writing and publishing topics. • Advice on writing first drafts, conducting research, building and fostering community, seeking critique, revising, and getting published. • An encouraging approach to the writing and publishing process, from authors who've walked this path.

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131552144X
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Routledge
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Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Language by Various Authors Book Resume:

Philosophical themes as diverse as language, value, mind and God are among the topics discussed in this set of 11 books, originally published between 1963 and 1991. Specific volumes cover the following: The relation between persuasion and truth criticism of linguistic philosophy, questions about the nature of thought and ontological questions in general.

Memories of the Beach

Memories of the Beach [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781770705593
Author: Lorraine O'Donnell Williams
Publisher: Dundurn
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Memories of the Beach by Lorraine O'Donnell Williams Book Resume:

Advance praise for Memories of the Beach: "Lorraine O’Donnell Williams has given us a charming and evocative memoir of the Beach district six or seven decades ago, when it was a separate world in the southeast corner of Toronto. Everyone who knew the Beach that was, and everyone who knows the Beach of today, will enjoy her account of growing up in that special place." – Robert Fulford, author of Accidental City: The Transformation of Toronto "In this richly rendered memoir of a Catholic girl growing up in Toronto’s Beach community in the 1930s and 1940s, Lorraine Williams not only vividly captures the feeling of a more innocent age, but at the same time touches on a universal truth – that the place in which we are nurtured forms an integral part of the person we become. Simply wonderful." – Michael Bedard, author of the Governor General Award-winning Redwork In this rare combination of history and memoir, Lorraine O’Donnell Williams details life within Toronto’s Beach community in the 1930s and ’40s from the vantage point of her front verandah, which abutted the boardwalk. Her extensive research has uncovered numerous hidden facets of the heritage of this exceptional neighbourhood, including the stories of what was in its time one of North America’s most remarkable amusement parks, the popular dance hall, and how the area was transformed from cottage to urban living.

Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317906314
Author: Douglas C. D. Pocock
Publisher: Routledge
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Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography) by Douglas C. D. Pocock Book Resume:

This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has proven more successful for undergraduate courses than those with a more heavily theoretical bias. The text was extensively re-written for the third edition, which enhanced its clarity and effectiveness, with expanded cartographic coverage.

Last Letter to a Reader

Last Letter to a Reader [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 192581890X
Author: Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing
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Last Letter to a Reader by Gerald Murnane Book Resume:

Final work by internationally acclaimed Australian author Gerald Murnane, reflecting on his career as a writer, and the fifteen books which have led critics to praise him as ‘a genius on the level of Beckett’. A book which will appeal equally to Murnane’s legion of fans, and to those new to his work, attracted by his reputation as a truly original Australian writer. In the first days of spring in his eighty-second year, Gerald Murnane began a project which would round off his career as a writer – he would read all of his books in turn and prepare a report on each. His original intention was to lodge the reports in two of his legendary archives, the Chronological Archive, which documents his life as a whole, and the Literary Archive, which is devoted to everything he has written. But as the reports grew, they themselves took on the form of a book, Last Letter to a Reader. The essays on each of his works travel through the capacious territory Murnane refers to as his mind: they dwell on the circumstances which gave rise to the writing, images, associations, reflections on the theory of fiction, and memories of a deeply personal kind. The final essay is on Last Letter to a Reader itself: it considers the elation and exhilaration which accompany the act of writing, and offers a moving ending to what must surely be his last work as death approaches. ‘Help me, dear one, to endure patiently my going back to my own sort of heaven.’ ‘No living Australian writer, not even Les Murray, has higher claims to permanence or a richer sense of distinction’ — Sydney Morning Herald ‘The emotional so intense, the somber lyricism so moving, the intelligence behind the chiseled sentences so undeniable, that we suspend all disbelief.’ — J.M. Coetzee

Philosophy Through The Looking-Glass

Philosophy Through The Looking-Glass [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315522721
Author: Jean-Jacques Lecercle
Publisher: Routledge
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Philosophy Through The Looking-Glass by Jean-Jacques Lecercle Book Resume:

It is generally accepted that language is primarily a means of communication. But do we always mean what we say – must we mean something when we talk? This book explores the other side of language, where words are incoherent and meaning fails us. it argues that this shadey side of language is more important in our everyday speech than linguists and philosophers recognize. Historically this other side of language known as has attracted more attention in France than elsewhere. It is particularly interesting because it brings together texts from a wide range of fields, including fiction, poetry and linguistics. The author also discusses the kind of linguistics that must be developed to deal with such texts, a linguistics which makes use of psychoanalytic knowledge. This tradition of writing has produced a major philosopher, Gilles Deleuze. This book provides an introduction to his work, an account of his original theory of meaning and an analysis of the celebrated Anti-Oedipus, which takes délire as one of its main themes.